All students enrolled at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland should be able to enjoy the art of dance in a positive, healthy and distraction-free environment. Our faculty and staff do their best to promote respectful behavior from all students in the classroom. Please observe the following school policies to ensure that each student gets the most out of their time at DCM. Do not hesitate to contact the DCM office if you have any questions about school policies.
All students must furnish their own clothing and shoes for classes. including shoes and tights for performances. By the end of the first two weeks of a session, students should be dressed for class in the appropriate uniform, even when injured or observing. All clothing and shoes should be marked with the student's name. No jewelry (except small earrings) may be worn in class. Students should not wear leg warmers, sweaters, or extra clothing of any kind in the classroom.
Creative Movement - Light pink leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun
PreBallet & Tap - Lavender leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun, black patent leather tap shoes
*Ballet 1 - Light blue leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun
*Ballet 2 - Red leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun
*Ballet 3 - Burgundy Leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair in a bun
*Leotards for Ballet 1, 2 and 3 should be traditional/conservative styles (unadorned, no halters, cutouts, or strap designs). Dancers at this level should not wear undergarments under their leotard and tights.
Recreational Ballet - Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Tap - Any solid color leotard, solid tights/leggings/jazz pants, black patent tie tap shoes (4-7 years), black oxford tap shoes (8 years and up), hair in a bun or pony tail
Jazz/Hip Hop - Any solid color leotard, solid tights/leggings/jazz pants, black jazz shoes/sneakers, hair in a bun or pony tail
Modern - Any solid color leotard, solid tights/leggings, bare feet, hair in a bun
Ballet 4 - Navy leotard
Ballet 5 - Royal blue leotard
Ballet 6 - Plum leotard
Ballet 7 - Gray leotard
All pre-professional ballet levels should wear pink convertible seamed tights and pink canvas ballet slippers with ribbons. leotards should be traditional/conservative styles (unadorned, no halters, cutouts, or strap designs). If bra support is needed, undergarments should not show. Hair should be in a bun or similar style with all bangs pinned or sprayed back. Solid color skirts may be worn for point classes and rehearsals. No warm up garments should be worn during class except plain pink leg warmers in the case of injury. No jewelry should be worn during class except small earrings.
Ballet - Tight fitted white T-shirt or white leotard, black tights, black ballet slippers, or white ballet slippers with thin white socks (Ages 10 and up should wear a black or tan dance belt (athletic support) when necessary.
Jazz/Hip Hop/Modern/Tap - Tight fitted T-shirt (no writing or logos), black pants or shorts, black jazz shoes, dance sneakers, tap shoes, or bare feet.
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